Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story
John Neil Munro


Paperback | Reissue Ed. | Sep 2019 | Polygon | 9781846974984 | 288pp | 198x129mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99


 

Described by Empire Magazine as 'Britain's best ever blues singer', John Martyn was one of rock music's last real mavericks. Despite chronic addiction to alcohol and drugs, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved by fans and critics, loathed by ex-wives and managers, he survived the music business he despised for forty years.

This book documents his upbringing in Glasgow and rise through the Scottish and London folk scenes of the 1960s, his many career highs and lows, and his friendships with the great lost souls of British rock music, Nick Drake and Paul Kossoff.